Interesting. My reading is that this is a Setup utility and not a repair utility. I dont know if it will go as far as the Recovery Console (although Win2000Pro did). You could always try it to see and let us know! It also appears that SP3 will make a difference and if you have it installed then the download will not work as they are specific to SPs. If you want to burn it to CD why not just use an XP cd to access the Recovery Console? If you have XP Home, use an XP Home CD, if you have XP Pro use an XP Pro CD.